Len knelt in front of her and examined her neck.
He parked the truck in front of the house and headed down the hill.
Her heart was pounding as he stopped in front of her.
Being in front carried its responsibilities.
Julia chose that moment to open the front door.
Then, suddenly, an awkward half-grown boy who sat right in front of the master's desk turned squarely around and whispered to Tommy Jones, three desks away.
Thinking back, her parents had done both in front of her.
She dropped to the floor in front of the fireplace and crossed her legs.
Suddenly, to his great joy he saw little Lucy Martin lean over her desk and whisper to the girl in front of her.
Princess Mary walked up and down the room and stopped in front of him.
That redoubt was quite senseless in front of the position where the battle was accepted.
In front of a landowner's house to the left of the road stood carriages, wagons, and crowds of orderlies and sentinels.
From above on the left, bisecting that amphitheater, wound the Smolensk highroad, passing through a village with a white church some five hundred paces in front of the knoll and below it.
In the end, our fundamental challenge is to become better individuals, and technology offers little help on that front; it is up to each one of us to solve that for ourselves.
Instead of no path to the front-yard gate in the Great Snow--no gate--no front-yard--and no path to the civilized world.
"I cannot inform Your Majesty at what o'clock the battle began at the front, but at Durrenstein, where I was, our attack began after five in the afternoon," replied Bolkonski growing more animated and expecting that he would have a chance to give a reliable account, which he had ready in his mind, of all he knew and had seen.
From the direction of Olmutz in front of them, a group was seen approaching.
Stopping in front of the Pavlograds, the Tsar said something in French to the Austrian Emperor and smiled.
In front of the Governor's house Alpatych found a large number of people, Cossacks, and a traveling carriage of the Governor's.
In front of it stood carriages without horses and things were being packed into the vehicles.
"Why don't you speak?" she inquired of a very old man who stood just in front of her leaning on his stick.
The plan was based on the fact that the French line of operation was too extended, and it proposed that instead of, or concurrently with, action on the front to bar the advance of the French, we should attack their line of communication.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
Prince Andrew jumped up as if someone had burned him, and again began pacing up and down in front of the shed.
They sat her in front of a mirror while Felipa worked.
She tentatively lifted a foot into the front seat, and knew a moment of panic when her sandal heel caught in the hem of her dress.
I've been thinking about rigging up something on the front to catch the webs.
Giddon closed the door, and Lisa waved to Connie as he walked around the front of the car.
She followed him to the front door and looked up at him inquisitively.
Without a word, he backed the car until they were close to the one that had pulled out in front of them.
The lint he tucked back into his pocket, and the ring he tossed on the table in front of Adrienne.
They halted in front of a dome shaped dwelling with a grass cover.
As the truck came to a halt in front of the house, she stared up at it in awe.
She staggered on legs of rubber and he lifted her to the counter, sitting her in front of him.
The two women adjourned to the front porch to cut green beans and shuck corn.
He turned onto Franz Josef Street, where he was not supposed to have been, and drove right in front of a surprised Princip.
One day some gentlemen called on my mother, and I felt the shutting of the front door and other sounds that indicated their arrival.
There is a piazza in front, covered with vines that grow so luxuriantly that you have to part them to see the garden beyond.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
After passing a chasseur regiment and in the lines of the Kiev grenadiers--fine fellows busy with similar peaceful affairs--near the shelter of the regimental commander, higher than and different from the others, Prince Andrew came out in front of a platoon of grenadiers before whom lay a naked man.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
The whole army was extended in three lines: the cavalry in front, behind it the artillery, and behind that again the infantry.
There's our center, at Borodino, just there, and he pointed to the village in front of them with the white church.
In front of Tuchkov's troops was some high ground not occupied by troops.
In front of each place was a plate bearing one of the delicious dama-fruit, and the perfume that rose from these was so enticing and sweet that they were sorely tempted to eat of them and become invisible.
In front came a man wearing a strange shako and a blue cloak, swarthy, sunburned, and with a hooked nose.
The whole moving mass began pressing closer together and a report spread that they were ordered to halt: evidently those in front had halted.
An enormous space, with our army's campfires dimly glowing in the fog, could be seen behind him; in front of him was misty darkness.
I'll ask leave to go to the front, this may be my only chance of seeing the Emperor.
At the moment he opened his eyes he heard in front of him, where the enemy was, the long-drawn shouts of thousands of voices.
Yes, I'd send them on in front, but no fear, they're crowding up behind.
He stopped in the village at the priest's house in front of which stood the commander-in-chief's carriage, and he sat down on the bench at the gate awaiting his Serene Highness, as everyone now called Kutuzov.
That part of the line was not entrenched and in front of it the ground was more open and level than elsewhere.
Napoleon walked about in front of his tent, looked at the fires and listened to these sounds, and as he was passing a tall guardsman in a shaggy cap, who was standing sentinel before his tent and had drawn himself up like a black pillar at sight of the Emperor, Napoleon stopped in front of him.
There were troops to be seen everywhere, in front and to the right and left.
He tried to pass either in front of them or to the right or left, but there were soldiers everywhere, all with the same preoccupied expression and busy with some unseen but evidently important task.
Pierre saw that there was a bridge in front of him and that soldiers were doing something on both sides of it and in the meadow, among the rows of new-mown hay which he had taken no notice of amid the smoke of the campfires the day before; but despite the incessant firing going on there he had no idea that this was the field of battle.
"Why's that fellow in front of the line?" shouted somebody at him again.
"They've withdrawn the front line, it has retired," said they, pointing over the earthwork.
When they finally got on the plane, she and Jonathan had a window seat - Jonathan in front of her.
Because television was radio with pictures, the first television shows were simply men in suits standing in front of microphones reading the news.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
Several thousand cavalry crossed in front of the infantry, who had to wait.
At the front an altercation occurred between an Austrian guide and a Russian general.
In front in the fog a shot was heard and then another, at first irregularly at varying intervals--trata... tat--and then more and more regularly and rapidly, and the action at the Goldbach Stream began.
Napoleon, in the blue cloak which he had worn on his Italian campaign, sat on his small gray Arab horse a little in front of his marshals.
From information he had received the evening before, from the sound of wheels and footsteps heard by the outposts during the night, by the disorderly movement of the Russian columns, and from all indications, he saw clearly that the allies believed him to be far away in front of them, and that the columns moving near Pratzen constituted the center of the Russian army, and that that center was already sufficiently weakened to be successfully attacked.
In front, far off on the farther shore of that sea of mist, some wooded hills were discernible, and it was there the enemy probably was, for something could be descried.
In front and behind moved infantry.
Overtaking the battalions that continued to advance, he stopped the third division and convinced himself that there really were no sharpshooters in front of our columns.
He had felt perfectly sure that there were other troops in front of him and that the enemy must be at least six miles away.
When the soldiers of the regiment in front of which Kutuzov was standing began to shout, he rode a little to one side and looked round with a frown.
Two of them rode side by side in front, at full gallop.
Kutuzov, affecting the manners of an old soldier at the front, gave the command "Attention!" and rode up to the Emperors with a salute.
The French were supposed to be a mile and a half away, but had suddenly and unexpectedly appeared just in front of us.
Bolkonski only tried not to lose touch with it, and looked around bewildered and unable to grasp what was happening in front of him.
But he did not look at them: he looked only at what was going on in front of him--at the battery.
He was riding almost along the front line.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
Suddenly he heard musket fire quite close in front of him and behind our troops, where he could never have expected the enemy to be.
In front of him walked Kutuzov's groom leading horses in horsecloths.
A cannon ball killed someone behind them, another fell in front and splashed Dolokhov with blood.
With her imperturbable calm she did not begin to speak in front of the valet.
When at last, smartly whirling his partner round in front of her chair, he drew up with a click of his spurs and bowed to her, Natasha did not even make him a curtsy.
Prince Andrew, looking straight in front of him, listened in silence to Pierre's words.
It was getting dusk when Prince Andrew and Pierre drove up to the front entrance of the house at Bald Hills.
Toward ten o'clock the men servants rushed to the front door, hearing the bells of the old prince's carriage approaching.
In the hospitals, death was so certain that soldiers suffering from fever, or the swelling that came from bad food, preferred to remain on duty, and hardly able to drag their legs went to the front rather than to the hospitals.
Denisov, as was his wont, rode out in front of the outposts, parading his courage.
Just then a commissariat soldier, a hospital orderly, came in from the next room, marching stiffly, and drew up in front of Rostov.
The crowd unexpectedly found itself so close to the Emperors that Rostov, standing in the front row, was afraid he might be recognized.
She understood all that awaited her only when, after stepping over the red baize at the entrance, she entered the hall, took off her fur cloak, and, beside Sonya and in front of her mother, mounted the brightly illuminated stairs between the flowers.
The countess took up a position in one of the front rows of that crowd.
Prince Andrew, in the white uniform of a cavalry colonel, wearing stockings and dancing shoes, stood looking animated and bright in the front row of the circle not far from the Rostovs.
She stopped in front of him.
Prince Andrew, with a beaming, ecstatic expression of renewed life on his face, paused in front of Pierre and, not noticing his sad look, smiled at him with the egotism of joy.
In front rode a fresh-looking, handsome old man with a large gray mustache.
Then, unexpectedly, as often happens, the sound of the hunt suddenly approached, as if the hounds in full cry and Daniel ulyulyuing were just in front of them.
Nicholas could already see not far in front of him the wood where the wolf would certainly escape should she reach it.
A long, yellowish young borzoi, one Nicholas did not know, from another leash, rushed impetuously at the wolf from in front and almost knocked her over.
But here Nicholas only saw that something happened to Karay--the borzoi was suddenly on the wolf, and they rolled together down into a gully just in front of them.
Some five male domestic serfs, big and little, rushed out to the front porch to meet their master.
He accompanied them on foot as far as the bridge that could not be crossed, so that they had to go round by the ford, and he sent huntsmen to ride in front with lanterns.
Nicholas went hastily to the front porch, saying he felt too hot.
They ran to the barn and then back again, re-entering, he by the front and she by the back porch.
In the front, in the very center, leaning back against the orchestra rail, stood Dolokhov in a Persian dress, his curly hair brushed up into a huge shock.
During the whole of that entr'acte Kuragin stood with Dolokhov in front of the orchestra partition, looking at the Rostovs' box.
He passed up to the front rows, not noticing anyone.
"Go to the devil!" cried Anatole and, clutching his hair, left the room, but returned at once and dropped into an armchair in front of Dolokhov with his feet turned under him.
On entering the room now he crossed himself, turning toward the front corner of the room, and went up to Dolokhov, holding out a small, black hand.
Balaga took his seat in the front one and holding his elbows high arranged the reins deliberately.
In front of the group, on a black horse with trappings that glittered in the sun, rode a tall man with plumes in his hat and black hair curling down to his shoulders.
Four days before, sentinels of the Preobrazhensk regiment had stood in front of the house to which Balashev was conducted, and now two French grenadiers stood there in blue uniforms unfastened in front and with shaggy caps on their heads, and an escort of hussars and uhlans and a brilliant suite of aides-de-camp, pages, and generals, who were waiting for Napoleon to come out, were standing at the porch, round his saddle horse and his Mameluke, Rustan.
He had just finished dressing for his ride, and wore a blue uniform, opening in front over a white waistcoat so long that it covered his rotund stomach, white leather breeches tightly fitting the fat thighs of his short legs, and Hessian boots.
He went in silence from one corner of the room to the other and again stopped in front of Balashev.
They were Russians: Bagration, Ermolov (who was beginning to come to the front), and others.
Of a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion.
One could see that he wished to pass through the rooms as quickly as possible, finish with the bows and greetings, and sit down to business in front of a map, where he would feel at home.
Mary Hendrikhovna, a plump little blonde German, in a dressing jacket and nightcap, was sitting on a broad bench in the front corner.
Rostov riding in front gave the order "Forward!" and the hussars, with clanking sabers and subdued talk, their horses' hoofs splashing in the mud, defiled in fours and moved along the broad road planted with birch trees on each side, following the infantry and a battery that had gone on in front.
Rostov, without waiting to hear him out, touched his horse, galloped to the front of his squadron, and before he had time to finish giving the word of command, the whole squadron, sharing his feeling, was following him.
In front, the French infantry were firing as they ran.
At that moment Count Rostopchin with his protruding chin and alert eyes, wearing the uniform of a general with sash over his shoulder, entered the room, stepping briskly to the front of the crowd of gentry.
"I can see through you and three yards into the ground under you," he continued, gazing at the floor in front of Dron.
One cannon ball, another, and a third flew over him, falling in front, beside, and behind him.
From in front and especially from the right, in the unlifting smoke the guns boomed, and out of the mysterious domain of smoke that overlay the whole space in front, quick hissing cannon balls and slow whistling shells flew unceasingly.
A battery of artillery was passing in front of the regiment.
The killed were dragged from the front, the wounded carried away, and the ranks closed up.
The carriages were at the front porch.
Before two o'clock in the afternoon the Rostovs' four carriages, packed full and with the horses harnessed, stood at the front door.
The caleche in which Prince Andrew was being taken attracted Sonya's attention as it passed the front porch.
Occasionally she leaned out of the carriage window and looked back and then forward at the long train of wounded in front of them.
The hall porter was standing at the front door.
On the square in front of the Bazaar were drummers beating the muster call.
The tall lad was standing in front, flourishing his arm and saying something with a stern look.
A few minutes later an officer came hurriedly out of the front door, gave an order, and the dragoons formed up in line.
Those standing in front, who had seen and heard what had taken place before them, all stood with wide-open eyes and mouths, straining with all their strength, and held back the crowd that was pushing behind them.
Another still stronger wave flowed through the crowd and reaching the front ranks carried it swaying to the very steps of the porch.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.
Only at the end of it, in front of the almshouse and the lunatic asylum, could be seen some people in white and others like them walking singly across the field shouting and gesticulating.
The officer walked in front, leaning on a stick and slightly limping.
The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
He drank it eagerly, looking with feverish eyes at the door in front of him as if trying to understand and remember something.
A great number of people crowded in front of the conflagration.
What "still the same" might mean Princess Mary did not ask, but with an unnoticed glance at little seven-year-old Nicholas, who was sitting in front of her looking with pleasure at the town, she bowed her head and did not raise it again till the heavy coach, rumbling, shaking and swaying, came to a stop.
Meanwhile another column was to have attacked the French from the front, but Kutuzov accompanied that column.
At seven in the morning a French convoy in marching trim, wearing shakos and carrying muskets, knapsacks, and enormous sacks, stood in front of the sheds, and animated French talk mingled with curses sounded all along the lines.
At the bridge they all halted, waiting for those in front to get across.
In battle he was always under fire, so that Kutuzov reproved him for it and feared to send him to the front, and like Dokhturov he was one of those unnoticed cogwheels that, without clatter or noise, constitute the most essential part of the machine.
In front, at a weary gallop and using his leather whip, rode an officer, disheveled and drenched, whose trousers had worked up to above his knees.
Cossacks were galloping along the road in front of him.
In front of him soldiers, probably Frenchmen, were running from right to left across the road.
Not one of those dismounted cavalrymen who had marched in front of the prisoners was left; they had all disappeared.
The artillery the prisoners had seen in front of them during the first days was now replaced by Marshal Junot's enormous baggage train, convoyed by Westphalians.
Expecting the enemy from behind and not in front, the French separated in their flight and spread out over a distance of twenty-four hours.
In front of them all fled the Emperor, then the kings, then the dukes.
"What were you saying?" he asked the general, who continuing his report directed the commander-in-chief's attention to some standards captured from the French and standing in front of the Preobrazhensk regiment.
He stopped in front of the Preobrazhensk regiment, sighed deeply, and closed his eyes.
The regiment passed through the village and stacked its arms in front of the last huts.
Certain destruction lay behind the French but in front there was hope.
In spite of the severe frost some hundred generals and staff officers in full parade uniform stood in front of the castle, as well as a guard of honor of the Semenov regiment.
All his life he had looked over the heads of the men around him, when he should have merely looked in front of him without straining his eyes.
She was nursing her boy when the sound of Pierre's sleigh was heard at the front door, and the old nurse--knowing how to please her mistress-- entered the room inaudibly but hurriedly and with a beaming face.
In front was Glory, which was similar to those threads but rather thicker.
The herd goes in that direction because the animal in front leads it and the collective will of all the other animals is vested in that leader.
(With this method of observation it often happens that the observer, influenced by the direction he himself prefers, regards those as leaders who, owing to the people's change of direction, are no longer in front, but on one side, or even in the rear.)
If the animals in front are continually changing and the direction of the whole herd is constantly altered, this is because in order to follow a given direction the animals transfer their will to the animals that have attracted our attention, and to study the movements of the herd we must watch the movements of all the prominent animals moving on all sides of the herd.
These temporary aims are like the broom fixed in front of a locomotive to clear the snow from the rails in front: they clear men's moral responsibilities from their path.
Did you chew her out in front of everyone?
On Christmas Eve, we sit in front of the fire and take turns reading Christmas stories.
And if so, would they be able to fit three people comfortably in the front seat?
More than that, he was willing to make concessions - in front of the children.
He came back from a trip down there one time and was upset because he said Uncle Fabrice treated him like a dunce in front of customers.
I know you would stand beside me - maybe even in front of me with the intent of protecting me.
If they presented a united front, Tessa might back up.
Maybe they would both think about it before they jumped at each other next time - especially in front of the children.
His bright smile with the two missing front teeth faded as he realized they were leaving without her.
Candy spilled across the coffee table and a glass bowl was shoved in front of her mouth.
As she passed a neighbor boy, he waved at her, his two missing front teeth displayed in a sweet smile.
She applied the brakes and the dust cloud caught up, cloaking the road so thickly that visibility was down to the front of the car.
For a few moments the car hung there, the back half solidly on the ground, the front hanging precariously over the cliff.
Possibly in answer to her prayers, the front of the car climbed into the air.
The front end was slowly sinking down as the ground gave way.
The windows were all broken and the front end was smashed back to the windshield.
By the time she reached the front room, Giddon had answered the door.
She planted both on the nightstand in front of Lisa.
He towered over them both, the muscles in his arms and shoulders straining against his shirt as he hooked his thumbs in the front pockets of his jeans.
They had talked in front of her, so it couldn't be what she thought.
She needed to talk to him, but not here in front of the owner.
The day Mertz attacked her; I talked to Lisa and Giddon on her front porch.
As they climbed out of the car, a screen door squealed on the front porch and a short stocky man emerged, running a hand through graying hair.
The little car pulled out in front of them.
There was already a sizable gap between her wagon and the one in front of her.
The stage came to a halt in front of the station, and people drifted by, satisfying their curiosity about its occupants.
He stopped the buggy in front of the house and got out.
So you kissed me in front of her.
Cynthia was careful not to flirt with Cade again, putting on a professional front when he was around.
It wasn't bad enough she had to pitch her cookies in front of him, now she was going to cry.
Again she had abandoned morality and shamed herself in front of him.
She placed the form in front of her on the counter and began filling it out.
He stepped in front of her and took the tray.
He parked the truck in front of the courthouse and turned to her, dragging a paper from his pocket.
Getting around in front, so that she could look inside, the girl saw a boy curled up on the seat, fast asleep.
It was a pretty place, with vines growing thickly over the broad front porch.
The door stood open and a table was set in the front room, with four chairs drawn up to it.
There were odd wooden houses, with carved wooden flowers in the front yards.
Mr. Webster rode in front, and Daniel, on the old gray nag, followed behind.
A competing company decides to make an up-front investment and build a new factory in a distant land, high in the mountains where residents who choose to live there have less economic opportunity.
The waist is trimmed with pink and green brocaded velvet, and white lace, I think, and has double reefers on the front, tucked and trimmed with velvet, and also a row of tiny white buttons.
In my front yard grew the strawberry, blackberry, and life-everlasting, johnswort and goldenrod, shrub oaks and sand cherry, blueberry and groundnut.
The vivacious lilac still grows, unfolding its sweet-scented flowers each spring.
England and France, Spain and Portugal, Gold Coast and Slave Coast, all front on this private sea; but no bark from them has ventured out of sight of land, though it is without doubt the direct way to India.
He noticed that they had not come to the front entrance but to the back door.
Prince Vasili in front of the door, near the invalid chair, a wax taper in his left hand, was leaning his left arm on the carved back of a velvet chair he had turned round for the purpose, and was crossing himself with his right hand, turning his eyes upward each time he touched his forehead.
He walked about in front of the line and at every step pulled himself up, slightly arching his back.
The regimental commander walked with his jerky steps to the front of the regiment and examined it from a distance.
The caleche stopped in front of the regiment.
"Singers to the front" came the captain's order.
"Oh, my bower new...!" chimed in twenty voices, and the castanet player, in spite of the burden of his equipment, rushed out to the front and, walking backwards before the company, jerked his shoulders and flourished his castanets as if threatening someone.
Meanwhile the staff officer standing in front pointed out something to the general, who looked through his field glass.
Then the clang of hoofs, as of several horses galloping, resounded on the planks of the bridge, and the squadron, officers in front and men four abreast, spread across the bridge and began to emerge on his side of it.
All were looking at the enemy in front and at the squadron commander, awaiting the word of command.
Look at me, cried Denisov who, unable to keep still on one spot, kept turning his horse in front of the squadron.
After his dismissal from headquarters Zherkov had not remained in the regiment, saying he was not such a fool as to slave at the front when he could get more rewards by doing nothing on the staff, and had succeeded in attaching himself as an orderly officer to Prince Bagration.
Rostov wiping his muddy hands on his breeches looked at his enemy and was about to run on, thinking that the farther he went to the front the better.
The Russian officer in charge of the transport lolled back in the front cart, shouting and scolding a soldier with coarse abuse.
Franz, Bilibin's man, was dragging a portmanteau with some difficulty out of the front door.
In the passage little Kozlovski was squatting on his heels in front of a clerk.
Prince Andrew stood right in front of Kutuzov but the expression of the commander in chief's one sound eye showed him to be so preoccupied with thoughts and anxieties as to be oblivious of his presence.
Prince Andrew, having reached the front line, rode along it.
Our front line and that of the enemy were far apart on the right and left flanks, but in the center where the men with a flag of truce had passed that morning, the lines were so near together that the men could see one another's faces and speak to one another.
A small but distinctly visible enemy column was moving down the hill, probably to strengthen the front line.
In front of them rows of gray cloaks were already visible through the smoke, and an officer catching sight of Bagration rushed shouting after the crowd of retreating soldiers, ordering them back.
Prince Bagration gave no further orders and silently continued to walk on in front of the ranks.
Having reached the left flank, instead of going to the front where the firing was, he began to look for the general and his staff where they could not possibly be, and so did not deliver the order.
Vill you be so goot to come to ze front and see dat zis position iss no goot?
They reached the front, several bullets sped over them, and they halted in silence.
The horses' croups began to sway in the front line.
She was, as always at evening parties, wearing a dress such as was then fashionable, cut very low at front and back.
The Tsar stopped a few minutes in front of the hussars as if undecided.
And the talkative Dolgorukov, turning now to Boris, now to Prince Andrew, told how Bonaparte wishing to test Markov, our ambassador, purposely dropped a handkerchief in front of him and stood looking at Markov, probably expecting Markov to pick it up for him, and how Markov immediately dropped his own beside it and picked it up without touching Bonaparte's.
That same night, Rostov was with a platoon on skirmishing duty in front of Bagration's detachment.
In front he saw our artillerymen, some of whom were fighting, while others, having abandoned their guns, were running toward him.
Rostov, fearing to be crushed or swept into the attack on the French, galloped along the front as hard as his horse could go, but still was not in time to avoid them.
"Can you imagine it?" and he began describing how the Guards, having taken up their position and seeing troops before them, thought they were Austrians, and all at once discovered from the cannon balls discharged by those troops that they were themselves in the front line and had unexpectedly to go into action.
Without undressing, he lay down on the leather sofa in front of a round table, put his big feet in their overboots on the table, and began to reflect.
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day--all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
Two witnesses for the mock marriage--Khvostikov, a retired petty official whom Dolokhov made use of in his gambling transactions, and Makarin, a retired hussar, a kindly, weak fellow who had an unbounded affection for Kuragin--were sitting at tea in Dolokhov's front room.
In front, beyond a hollow dale, could be seen the enemy's columns and guns.
The infantry in front of them parted into platoons to allow the cavalry to pass.
As they took the places vacated by the uhlans, bullets came from the front, whining and whistling, but fell spent without taking effect.
After standing some time in the gateway, Petya tried to move forward in front of the others without waiting for all the carriages to pass, and he began resolutely working his way with his elbows, but the woman just in front of him, who was the first against whom he directed his efforts, angrily shouted at him:
But in spite of this he continued to struggle desperately forward, and from between the backs of those in front he caught glimpses of an open space with a strip of red cloth spread out on it; but just then the crowd swayed back--the police in front were pushing back those who had pressed too close to the procession: the Emperor was passing from the palace to the Cathedral of the Assumption--and Petya unexpectedly received such a blow on his side and ribs and was squeezed so hard that suddenly everything grew dim before his eyes and he lost consciousness.
Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.
In front rode a detachment of Wurttemberg hussars and behind them rode the King of Naples himself accompanied by a numerous suite.
Gerasim and the porter let Makar Alexeevich go, and in the now silent corridor the sound of several hands knocking at the front door could be heard.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
A small watchdog ran round barking in front of the harnessed horses.
Another general stood in a martial pose.
How could he do such a thing in front of Jonathan... and where was Jonathan?